16% of school-aged children in Cuyahoga County moved in the past year

Student mobility is the concept of a student changing schools some time during the school year, which is often caused by moving residences. In Cuyahoga County 16% of school-aged children have moved in the past year.

The Center for Disease Control notes that moving 3 or more times in 1 year, often called “multiple moves”, has been associated with negative health outcomes in children. Children who move frequently are more likely to have chronic conditions and poor physical health. They may also be less likely to have consistent health insurance coverage.


For ages 5-17 years. children in Cleveland were slightly more likely than those in the suburbs to have moved (18% vs. 15%). The vast majority of kids who moved stayed within Cuyahoga County (82% of movers).

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2018 1-year estimates